by Darrel B. Hoff and Jeffrey Wilkerson
The result of over 30 years of work developing astronomy
activities based on data from the real
world of astronomy, this comprehensive
manual links the astronomy lab to modern
technology (e.g.,electronic cameras and CCD
equipment. A very basic listing of content:
Part 1 The Sky And Tools To Study It
– Observing exercises, moon, sun, planets,
measuring and plotting.
Part 2 Measuring in the Solar System
– Angles and Parallax, Kirchoff’s Laws and
Part 3 Stars and Galaxies – Proper motion of
a star, Distances to objects, HR Diagram, etc.
Appendices: Suggestions for writing lab reports, handling data,
equipment notes, Star fi nder parts, graph paper. 8-1/2 x 11 format,
3-hole punched pages, 233 pages plus appendices.